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Preventing falls in older hospitalized adults : six steps to lower liability and reduce nonreimbursed costs / Steven C. Castle.

Other author/creatorCastle, Steven C.
Other author/creatorNetwork for Continuing Medical Education.
Format Electronic
Publication InfoSecaucus, NJ : Network for Continuing Medical Education, 2008.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Direct link to video
Supplemental Content Please select this link to initially obtain the hospital ID that is required to create a Health e Galaxy account
Supplemental Content Link to entire series
Supplemental Content Link to description of program and credits
Series NCME ; 871
Network for Continuing Medical Education (Series) ; no. 871. ^A936854
Abstract Patient falls continue to remain the largest single category of reported incidents in hospitals, making fall prevention a vital National Patient Safety Goal from The Joint Commission. As many as 10% of older adults fall during an acute care inpatient stay. While the acute care environment itself contributes to fall in older persons, manifestations of acute illness, polypharmacy, and medication side effects are also risk factors in the acute care setting. The injuries as a result in older people are a significant source of disability and death. Under Medicare's new payment policy to take effect in October 2008, hospitals will no longer be compensated for treating certain preventable conditions acquired during patient stays, including injuries from falls. In the video, Dr. Steven C. Castle outlines the necessary steps and recommendations for improving fall prevention in the acute care setting and for exceeding compliance requirements.
General note"Released 5/27/08"--Label.
General noteNCME-TV is now Health e Galaxy.
Performer Steven C. Castle, MD.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web.

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